Summer Sangria

Monday, June 30th, 2014

One of our favorite ways to beat the heat is with a cool adult beverage. This one comes from the vault of our favorite bartender, Nick. This is not traditional sangria, but it is very easy to make, which goes a long way in our book. I usually make this in a big iced tea dispenser but whatever you have that’s big should work fine. FYI this can be a bit strong so tread lightly and don’t drink and drive.

  • 1 bottle of red wine. I usually use a malbec or red zinfandel. The dryer the better as the other ingredients are sweet.
  • 1 cup vodka, regular or flavored (citrus, orange, berry, etc.)
  • ½ cup triple sec
  • 1/4 cup peach schnapps
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup orange juice

Throw all of that into your vessel and enjoy over ice. You can use pretty much whatever you have in the liquor cabinet that is fruity. The same goes for the fruit juices. Whatever is available is fine. We usually have all of these items in stock at home so this is how I often make it. Go easy on the liqueurs as their flavors are often overwhelming.

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